Wednesday, January 13, 2016

TOR games survey

Via Trouble at T'mill

Tor games has a war gaming survey up which given their product lines has some VSF and Steampunk connections.  Go give it a look.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Analogue Hobbies - First Entry

As mentioned in a previous post, I entered the Analogue hobbies panting challenge as a way to push me to finish up my various armies.

Curt has asked for exclusivity on posts so I won't be posting any pictures here until after the competition is over. Please head over and look at some of the great work being done - most far better than mine.

Now in terms of 1889, this means:
  •  Askari foot are complete.
  • Hill Martian lights are complete.
  • Canal Martian lights are complete.
  • Lancers are almost complete. I tried printing some pennons but the laser printer ink cracked when I tried to drape them. I at least need to work on representing banner men.
  • Artillery is complete.
Next up for the competition are the Hill Martian light cavalry as planned but a last moment of weakness in 2015 means that there are also 8 mounted Askari on the way along with an assortment of wall guns and small cannon. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Worth sharing - Pushing Tin's Colonial campaign

If you have any interest in colonials (or VSF), go have a look at Pushing Tin - Campaign Anniversary. Stunning game pictures and excellent fluff, it is reminiscent of the Major General's work - but in 6mm. Inspirational.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Painting Challenge - the lead pile.

Getting ready for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and this is box one of the lead pile.  The 19 Gashant Martian cavalry mounts on the right are why I felt pretty confident I could hit 500 points.  Yes there are handful of figures with some colour on them. They will be painted up with the rest for consistency but not submitted for points as that would be ungentlemanly.

And the backup box:

As above anything beyond primer will not be submitted for points.  If I get really stuck, there's a whack of 20mm plastics in the man cave for backup.